Story posted February 11, 2009
On Saturday, February 7, 50 Bowdoin sophomores ventured out into the greater Brunswick community to participate in the first Sophomore Day of Service. Organized by the Sophomore Class Officers and Dean Eric Morin from the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, students volunteered their time for eight local non-profit agencies to provide much needed help and support.
Students participated in service projects such as painting an apartment for
Tedford Housing, assisting and providing companionship for seniors living at Thornton Hall, and cleaning and organizing the kitchen and food bank at the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program.
Other organizations included Volunteers of America, Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Curtis Memorial Library, and Freeport Community Services.
Kevin Raymond '11 helped with Volunteers of America's tax break program which he said "gave me a unique perspective about income disparities that I have never seen before. Seeing the people sparked this emotion in me, making me want to do a lot more of this."
Watch students share their experiences in the videos below.
"I'm really proud to be part of such a caring community."
— Rachel Turkel '11